ter literally 20 years of dream- ing, we finally moved out of the rat-race of Southern California onto 20-some-wooded acres in
y wife and I rank among the blessed ones these days. Af-
Southwest Missouri. We have big, booming oaks and other hardwoods, and lots of pastured land. Our driveway is a bit more than a third of a mile long, and our nearest neighbor is about the same distance away.